Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

By Our Selves: BFI film of the week

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  • Everyone


Oxford Phoenix Picture House


This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Professor Simon Kövesi, hosted by Professor Fiona Stafford. By Our Selves retraces English poet John Clare&aphos;s journey from Epping Forest to Northamptonshire. Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair and a Straw Bear follow in Clare&aphos;s footsteps exactly 150 years after his death. En route they bump into Macgillivray, Dr Simon Kovesi and the wizard Alan Moore. Meantime the journey is narrated by Toby’s father Freddie, a maverick actor who featured in numerous David Lynch films. An epic march through hunger and madness, By Our Selves is an English journey to set beside &aphos;A Pilgrim&aphos;s Progress&aphos;.